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World 650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers

17:45  10 november  2019
17:45  10 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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46 million : The number of eligible voters in the U . K . ——— 650 : The number of seats in the House of Commons, all up for grabs in the election . Any party that wins a majority — or becomes the largest party, even without a majority — can form a government, with its leader as prime minister.

46 million : The number of eligible voters in the U . K . ___ 650 : The number of seats in the House of Commons, all up for grabs in the election . Any party that wins a majority — or becomes the largest party, even without a majority — can form a government, with its leader as prime minister.

LONDON (AP) — There's just over a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans.

Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson makes a speech at a rally at the Battersea Arts Centre in Lavender Hill, while on the General Election campaign trail in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12.  (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson makes a speech at a rally at the Battersea Arts Centre in Lavender Hill, while on the General Election campaign trail in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

Here is a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union:

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46 million : The number of eligible voters in the U . K . ___ 650 : The number of seats in the House of Commons, all up for grabs in the election . Any party that wins a majority — or becomes the largest party, even without a majority — can form a government, with its leader as prime minister.

elected members →. All 650 seats in the House of Commons 326[n 1] seats needed for a majority. A map of UK parliamentary constituencies * Figure does not include the Speaker of the House of Each of the 650 constituencies elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons.

46 million: The number of eligible voters in the U.K.

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650: The number of seats in the House of Commons, all up for grabs in the election. Any party that wins a majority — or becomes the largest party, even without a majority — can form a government, with its leader as prime minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner during a visit to the Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project while on the General Election campaign trail in Leeds, England, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. British political leaders are swapping blame over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge becomes an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner during a visit to the Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project while on the General Election campaign trail in Leeds, England, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. British political leaders are swapping blame over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge becomes an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP)

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298: The number of seats held before the election by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservatives — more than 20 short of a majority. The government's lack of a majority meant it struggled to pass key measures needed for Britain to leave the European Union.

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General election to be held in the United Kingdom . The election will be contested under the same boundaries for 650 constituencies that have been used since the 2010 general election . The election will be the first UK general election in December since 1923,[31] and the first general While a number of UK parties organise in Northern Ireland (including the Labour Party, which does not field

The UK 's 46 million registered voters will soon have to consider who they want their member of Parliament (MP) to be. BBC. The life of an MP in numbers . 18Minimum age to stand as a candidate. £500Amount of deposit required to stand. 650 Number of MPs in the House of Commons.

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243: The number of seats held by the left-of-center opposition Labour Party, which is battling to return to office for the first time since 2010. Labour plans to downplay Brexit and focus on health care, education and social welfare, which all saw funding cuts under Conservative governments.

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96: The number of years since Britain last had a December election. British elections are usually held in the late spring, when the weather is better and the days are longer.

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82: The number of days until Britain is due to leave the EU. Brexit day was supposed to be Oct. 31, but with Britain's politicians deadlocked, the EU granted a three-month delay until Jan. 31.

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72: The number of lawmakers not running for re-election amid Britain's toxic political atmosphere. Politicians on both sides of the Brexit argument have received abuse and threats. Those leaving include many moderate pro-EU Conservatives, Labour legislators who say their party has not stamped out anti-Semitism and high-profile female legislators, who have received a disproportionate amount of abuse.

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12 vote . Here's a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union : 46 million : The number of eligible voters in the U . K . 650 : The number of seats in the House of Commons, all up for

The number of registered voters in the 2015 general election was 46 .4 million . Britain’s parliament was officially dissolved on 2 May and all 650 seats declared vacant. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her team of ministers remain in charge of their departments and retain their ministerial

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42.8%: The portion of political parties' campaign spending that went to digital advertising during the last election in 2017 — up from just 0.3% in 2011. It's expected to be even more this time.

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35: The number of seats in Parliament held by the Scottish National Party, which opposes Brexit and wants Scotland to leave the U.K. and become an independent country.

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20: The number of seats held in Parliament by the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, who want to cancel Brexit altogether.

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19.5 million pounds ($25 million): The maximum a party can spend on advertising, campaigning costs and other expenses if it contests all 650 constituencies across the U.K. The spending limit is calculated at 30,000 pounds ($38,650) per seat.

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9: The number of years the Conservative Party has been in power.

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3: Number of televised debates that Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have agreed to take part in. The Liberal Democrats are angry that their leader, Jo Swinson, has only been invited to one of them.

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0: The number of seats in Parliament now held by the recently formed Brexit Party, which wants to leave the EU without a divorce deal. The party, led by Nigel Farage, plans to run hundreds of candidates in the Dec. 12 election.

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Follow AP's full coverage of Brexit and British politics at https://www.apnews.com/Brexit

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